Scott Sigmund Gartner

Dr. Scott Sigmund Gartner is a Professor at Penn State’s School of International Affairs and Dickinson School of Law. Author of Strategic Assessment in War (Yale University Press), co-editor of The Historical Statistics of the United States (Cambridge University Press), he has published extensively on war, casualties, politics and strategy. He recently coauthored a chapter on strategy and assessment in Afghanistan in Afghan Endgames (edited by Hy Rothstein and John Arquilla), and has an article on intelligence errors coming out in Intelligence and National Security.  Gartner is currently studying the political and strategic factors that contribute to suicide in the military.

Unlike other major wars the US has fought, Iraq & Afghanistan demonstrate extremely low occurrence of troops who become POW/MIA & high injury survival rates.